Matilda "Mattie" Lancaster

5 May 1800–11 July 1888 (Age 88)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Matilda "Mattie"

Matilda "Mattie" Lancaster was born on 5 May 1800, in South Carolina, United States as the daughter of Absalom Lancaster. She married James Green Harris in 1819, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1860. She died on 11 July 1888, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Green Harris
Matilda "Mattie" Lancaster
Marriage: 1819
Aurelia M MNU Campbell
Sarah A Harris Owens
William H Harris
Adeline S Harris
Albert Gallatin Harris
Wilford Ivanhoe Harris
Louisa Harris

Spouse and Children

South Carolina, United States


    Aurelia M MNU Campbell


    Sarah A Harris Owens


    William H Harris


    Adeline S Harris


    Albert Gallatin Harris


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Absalom Lancaster




World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 22

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 25

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Matilda Harris in household of Janes G Harris, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matilda Harris in household of James Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matilda Harris in household of James Harris, "United States Census, 1870"

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